F-ve Dolls

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F-ve Dolls
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F-ve Dolls in 2013. (L–R: Hyewon, Hyoyoung, Seunghee, Eunkyo, Yeonkyung, and Nayeon)
Background information
Also known as 5dolls
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2011 (2011)–2015 (2015)
Labels
Associated acts
Past members

F-ve Dolls (Korean: 파이브돌스; sometimes stylized as F-VE DOLLS, formerly known as 5dolls) was a South Korean girl group formed by Core Contents Media in 2011. The group was composed of six members: Hyoyoung, Seunghee, Yeonkyung, Hyewon, Eunkyo and Nayeon. They debuted with two single tracks, "Lip Stains" (입술자국) and "I Mean You" (너 말이야), in 2011.[1][2] The group was known as "Female Unit" of Coed School until CCM's announced that the group became independent in 2013. The group disbanded on March 10, 2015.

History[edit]

2010: Formation[edit]

On December 2010, Coed School broke into sub-groups. The female members Lee Soo-mi, Heo Chan-mi, Ryu Hyo-young and Jin Hye-won, with the addition of new member Seo Eun-kyo, became 5dolls.

2011: Debut with Lip Stains, Charming Five Girls, Time to Play[edit]

On January 20, 2011, 5dolls released two promotional videos featuring Jay Park, one called "Lip Stains" and the other one called "I Mean You" (or "It's You"). The group released its first mini album on February 16, 2011 and debuted on M! Countdown on February 17, 2011.[3] During their live performances, the group received criticism for presumably lip synching.[4] 5dolls released their second mini-album Time To Play on May 11, 2011 with their lead single "Like This Or That" (이러쿵 저러쿵) and the music video. "Like This or That" stands as the highest selling song for a rookie of 2011 with $192,000 USD grossed.[citation needed]

2012–13: Line-up changes, Since 1971, First Love[edit]

2012 saw the departure of both Soomi[5] and Chanmi from the group, in February and summer respectively. Ha Na-yeon and Shannon were announced as replacements and, in February 2013, trainee Choi Ji-hyun was also said to be joining the group, thus becoming six.[6] On July 8, 2013, the group officially announced that they would be returning at the end of the month with a new single called "Soulmate #1" as well as a new stage name, F-ve Dolls. However, of the three new members announced, only Nayeon stayed, and the other two gaps were filled by Cho Seung-hee and The SeeYa member Oh Yeon-kyung, who simultaneously promoted the two groups.[7] On July 31, 2013, their first digital single "Since 1971" was released with the music video of the title track "Soulmate #1". The song charted 62 on the Gaon Chart and 44 on the Billboard Korea Hot 100. F-ve Dolls promoted "Soulmate #1" from July 31 through September 1, 2013.

F-ve Dolls followed-up promotions with a new mini-album called "First Love", which was released on September 17. The group promoted with the song "Can You Love Me?", which features new T-ara N4 member Kim Dani, making it her debut. On 17 September 2013, a second version of "Can You Love Me?" music video and a music video for the song "Deceive" were released.

2014-2015: Disbandment[edit]

On November 2014, it was reported that F-ve Dolls was disbanded after their labels were renamed, and subsequently F-ve dolls was deleted from the official label's website.[8] On March 10, 2015, the label confirmed the official disbandment of the group. It was stated that those members who still had a contract with the agency will be part of a new group.[9] On September 2015, Cho Seunghee re-debuted with new group DIA.

Members[edit]

Past members[edit]

  • Cho Seung-hee (조승희)
  • Han Na-yeon (한나연)
  • Ryu Hyo-young (류효영)
  • Oh Yeon-kyung (오연경)
  • Seo Eun-kyo (서은교)
  • Jin Hye-won (진혜원)
  • Lee Soo-mi (이수미)
  • Heo Chan-mi (허찬미)

Temporary members[edit]

  • Shannon (샤넌)
  • Choi Ji-hyun (최지현)

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2011 : Charming Five Girls
  • 2011 : Time to Play
  • 2013 : First Love

Digital singles[edit]

  • 2011 : Lip Stains
  • 2013 : Since 1971

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Downloads Album
Gaon Chart [10] Hot 100
2011 "Lip Stains" 80 - Charming Five Dolls
"Your Words" 6 -
"Like This Or That" 16 -
  • KOR: 1,162,285+[12]
Time To Play
2013 "Soulmate #1" 62 44 First Love
"Can You Love Me?" 39 19
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Music videos[edit]

Year Music video Length
2011 "Lip Stains" 7:43
"I Mean You" 7:40
"Like This or That" 3:38
2013 "Soulmate #1" 5:02
"Can You Love Me?" 3:26
"Can You Love Me?" Ver.2 3:28
"Deceive" 3:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ 박정민 기자, 박재범, 파이브돌스 뮤비 출연…7일 티저 공개 TV리포트 2011년 2월 5일
  2. ^ 김원겸 기자, 파이브돌스, 16일 첫 미니앨범 발표 동아닷컴 2011년 2월 16일
  3. ^ 이정혁 기자, 걸그룹 파이브돌스, 세련됐네! 17일 '엠카' 통해 데뷔 스포츠조선 2011년 2월 16일
  4. ^ "5dolls' Soomi denies lip syncing rumors". allkpop.com. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  5. ^ 파이브돌스 멤버교체 "수미 탈퇴 나연 합류" 팀 성공으로 이끌까?
  6. ^ "The Place to Meet and Interact with your Kpop Stars". Gurupop. Retrieved 2017-06-09. 
  7. ^ "Core Contents Media announces line-up changes in T-ara, 5Dolls, The SeeYa and SPEED". 10 July 2013. KoreaBoo. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Has 5dolls (F-ve Dolls) disbanded?". Allkpop. November 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "[단독] 파이브돌스, 사실상 해체..각자 길 가기로 합의". March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ ":: 가온차트와 함께하세요 ::" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved November 6, 2010. 
  11. ^ Cumulative monthly sales of "Your Words" (starting from March 2011):
  12. ^ Cumulative monthly sales of "Like This Or That":
  13. ^ Cumulative weekly sales of "Soulmate #1":
  14. ^ Cumulative monthly sales of "Can You Love Me?":